Fraternal and Pastoral Visitation
At our annual Chapter this year, we welcome two visitors from the National Fraternity (NAFRA). Mary Stronach, OFS, International Councilor, will serve as our fraternal visitor, and Fr. Matthias Wesnofske, OFM, Cap., will serve as our pastoral visitor.
Mary Stronach, OFS, of Marcy, NY, is formation director for St. Kateri Tekakwitha Region and international councilor for NAFRA. Professed in 2003, Mary is a member of St. Joseph Fraternity in Utica, NY, where she is vice minister. Mary has served the national fraternity as public relations co-chair and the international fraternity as an interpreter-translator.
She teaches Spanish and Italian at Utica College, is outreach coordinator for the Multicultural Association of Medical Interpreters, and operates Stronach Associates, a public relations consulting business specializing in working with non- profits. Mary and her husband Robert, OFS have two daughters, three sons, and four granddaughters.
Fr. Matthias Wesnofske, OFM, Cap., is a member of the Conference of National Spiritual Assistants (C.N.S.A.) and serves as Provincial Spiritual Assistant for St. Mary Province and Regional Spiritual Assistant for Father Solaneus Casey Region and Tau Region. Fr. Matthias also serves as facilitator of both regions’ Spiritual Assistant Training Programs and was a featured speaker at the 6th Summer Seminar for Secular Franciscans on Spiritual Assistance at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA in July 2014